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The IEC is a competition hosted in Boise where college students throughout the state come together to present their business idea for an innovative product or service. Before going to Boise, students prepare:

  • A business concept proposal
  • Prototype or sample
  • A 60-second elevator pitch

Which could all lead to their selection by judges to attend.

During the fall semester, participants will prepare their idea and present at an ISU campus pitch-off in December with a chance to win $2,000.

Once in Boise, the students will present their ideas in front of a panel of judges for a chance to win a portion of the $100,000 in prize money. 


IEC 2019 - 2020
September 2019 Register project with CEED by emailing Jeff Street at strejeff@isu.edu; Subject line-IEC Project
October/November 2019 With help of CEED prepare Proposal, Team, and Impact Statements
December 2019 'Pitch-Off' - Compete for $2,000 cash from U.S. Bank
January 2020

Prepare & Submit Application to the Competition in Boise

March 2020

Free trip to Boise for finalist teams to compete for a portion of $100k


Bring home the money!